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State Of The Arts: ‘The Polaroid Project’ Makes Its US Debut At The Amon Carter

Polaroid cameras were a breakthrough, the first ‘instant’ cameras, the first to shoot and develop a photo on the spot. The Polaroid Corporation was a leader in innovation – but that was thanks, in part, to its work with artists. ‘The Polaroid Project’ is a major exhibition making its US debut at the Amon Carter Museum. For this week’s State of the Arts conversation, Art... | Read More

Architect Frank Welch Dies, Master of Texas Modernism

One of the masters of Texas architecture died Thursday morning. Frank Welch was 90, and he designed some of Dallas’ most refined yet simple homes.

In Houston in 1956, Frank Welch met and became a protege of O’Neill Ford. Welch was not long out of Texas A&M and a Fulbright fellowship to Paris, while Ford was the influential architect, who merged modernism with... | Read More

Food Styling Is The Recipe For Flawless Food Photography

Welcome to the Art&Seek Artist Spotlight. Every Thursday, here and on KERA FM, we’ll explore the personal journey of a different North Texas creative. As it grows, this site, artandseek.org/spotlight, will eventually paint a collective portrait of our artistic community. Check out all the artists we’ve profiled.

And thanks to Instagram – and the onslaught of cookbooks... | Read More

The Big Screen: ‘From The Ashes’

A new documentary looks at the coal industry’s role as both job provider and air polluter. This week, we talk with a pair of Dallas women featured in the film “From the Ashes,” which screens Thursday night at 6 at the Alamo Drafthouse in Dallas and will also air Sunday on National Geographic... | Read More

A Look Ahead At The Week’s Art&Seek Picks

Through plays, paintings, dance, or music, the arts gives us opportunities to stand in someone else’s shoes. Get out this week and catch these perspectives-changing events – from a pioneer modern artist, a pre-swing music preservationist, veterans, a blind painter, a blind sculptor, and even hog farmers.

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Ochre House Theater has a new show by artistic... | Read More

On The Road with Paul Cauthen

Tyler native (and Artist Spotlight alum) Paul Cauthen has been getting a lot of buzz lately over his debut album “My Gospel” and it’s easy to hear why. Our On The Road crew caught up with the musician at Sundown at Granada before his performance that evening for the Luck reunion tour.

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Fifteen North Texas Arts Groups Win NEA Grants

… which is mighty cool because that amounts to $360,000 for groups as small as 29 Pieces (to create public works inspired by different world traditions) and even one Denton writer (and Artist Spotlight), Matthew Morton, to the AT&T Performing Arts Center (to support its Off Broadway on Flora series). The biggest winner was Big Thought ($100,000) for Dallas City of Learning, its... | Read More

Flickr Photo Of The Week

Congratulations to Jochem Herremans, of Antwerp, Belgium, the winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest. Jochem has been the winner of our little contest multiple times. His most recent victory can back in July of 2016. He follows last week’s winner, Robin Jean Washburn of Dallas.

If you would like to participate in the Flickr Photo of the Week contest, all you need to... | Read More

Art&Seek Jr: A Little Night Music – Outdoor Concerts For You And Your Night Owlets

When you become a parent you find yourself saying lots of things you never thought you’d say before you had kids. Phrases like, “Leave the cat alone. She doesn’t like it when you sing ‘Barbie Girl’ right in her face,” and “Who put the grill cheese sandwich in the DVD player?” are now part of your lexicon. Your childless friends giggle when they... | Read More

Cosby Mistrial, A Dance For Refugees, Old-Fashioned Photography & More Arts News

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